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Women power in cricket


Venturing into a male bastion, a set of women cricketers has made a name for their college, the Malabar Christian College in Kozhikode, by winning inter-university championships this time, with dilige

Kerala launches Nirbhaya for security of women, children


Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men?
— Joseph Conrad

Adding a new chapter to the raging debate of ensuring the safety of women and children

More developing, more unsafe

While the city may be set on the track to fast development, it is becoming increasingly unsafe for women who are now targeted more than before, says the Centre for Gender, Development and Ecology (S

No sun film, no safety: Women

The sun control films and tinted glasses that were seen by the court as one of the reasons for perpetrators of crime manage to get away with impunity, also provide a safety cover to a section of soci

Chennai roads still unsafe for women


While we celebrate the ‘independent woman’ who has no qualms taking up a night shift, enjoys partying the night away at a club and does not depend on anyone to drop her home, we have to ask, “Are the

Tehran police in new dress code crackdown


Police in Tehran are conducting a new crackdown on women wearing mandatory headscarves improperly or in ‘vulgar’ dress, the city's police chief said, according to media reports on Saturday.

Such oper

Meaning of word 'sexy' has undergone a change: NCW chief


National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Mamta Sharma whose remark that the word "sexy" should not be taken in a negative connotation had sparked a controversy, on Sunday said that she stood by

Jail may await Afghan women fleeing abuse, rape: HRW


For Afghan women, the act of fleeing domestic abuse, forced prostitution or even being stabbed repeatedly with a screwdriver by an abusive husband, may land them in jail while their abusers walk free,

Crime against women on rise in trains

Despite initiating steps to prevent crime in trains and stations, there has been an increase in cases of misconduct against women passengers.

As per data available with the Railways, a total of 712

No comparison between Pakistani and Indian women


Columnist Shobhaa De believes that there is no ‘comparison’ between Pakistani and Indian women when it comes to beauty.

The 64-year-old, who is presently attending the two-day Karachi literature fest

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.